I’m nearly done with my Christmas shopping! Just have to figure out what to get for my parents. Hmmm…
Y’all can still vote for my team’s origami tree (benefitting my local Humane Society) through December 20!
This post is a repeat, since I’m obviously rather busy with other things. ^ It was originally published on October 15, 2011.
Background exposition. When your characters have enough history to fill another whole book, but you’re not ready to write that book yet (or ever).
It usually looks like this (notice the proliferation of past perfect tense):